Hester Street (Joan Micklin Silver, USA, 1975)

This marvellously evocative study of Jewish immigrant life in turn-of-the-century New York, mainly told in delightfully subtitled Yiddish, features an outstanding lead performance from the Oscar-nominated Carol Kane
— The Radio Times

Adapted from Abraham Cahan's 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto, Hester Street tells the story of European Jewish immigrants who come to live on Hester Street on the Lower East side of New York City. Stars Carol Kane (who was nominated for an Academy Award), Steven Keats and Paul Freedman.